A CONTEMPORARY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ARCHITECTURAL CULTURE IN BOLOGNA

TOWER AS A NEW FUNCTIONAL CONCENTRATION DEVICE

One of the major problems of Bolognina district is NOT HAVING PUBLIC SPACE. This situation makes the Bolognina CENTERLESS. Another major problem for Bologna is not having VERTICAL and GROUND LEVEL EXPERIENCE in the city from a different perspective. By merging the two problems of the city new solution for Bologna is proposed. The proposal is that designing vertical public spaces for the city and a new horizontal public space for Bolognina district. By influencing from architectural culture of Bologna, a tower as a CONCENTRATION DEVICE will be built and minimum footprint will be achieved. So that the vast open space can be used as a new piazza and a forest-like open spaces just in the heart of Bologna, which is new for Bologna. The proposal also aims to add new typology to the architectural culture of Bologna.Since the building program is composed according to be an extension of university there are some challenges. For example the program lacks public space themed spaces. However by RE-INTERPRETING RELATIONAL CAPACITIES BETWEEN FUNCTIONS the collective spaces can be designed. Another challenge is constructing FLEXIBLE SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE in a tower, which are the problems as not having enough footprint and limited horizontal relation between the spaces. Nevertheless, by using different typology of spaces instead of Fordist extruded architecture the social structure can be constructed.